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Wayne Maher
hero
26-Jul-2018
6:07:06 PM
It is with sadness I obliquely find out of the passing of Wayne Maher. Have known him since he graced the cover of Screamer 9. A stalwart of Victorian climbing.
BA
26-Jul-2018
6:45:05 PM
That is sad news. He was a great help when I did the North Gramps guide (and others that I had worked on) as he had developed many of the areas it covered and had climbed at lots of other areas as well.
armstp
26-Jul-2018
9:03:18 PM
Very sad indeed. I knew he was sick, but this is unexpected. We had been in touch over the past few years comparing notes on various Halls Gap cliffs we were developing, and always talking about getting together for a drink that never happened. Iíll certainly raise a glass to one of the last of the great obsessive new routers, and one of the great undergraders!

dalai
27-Jul-2018
1:02:47 AM
Very sad news and definitely a loss to Vic climbing!

Wayne was a huge part of local new routing scene over the years. Not matter where I went climbing or how obscure the location, Wayne had been before and picked the plums!

Condolences to all that knew Wayne!

JamesMc
27-Jul-2018
1:37:06 AM
Very tragic. Wayne was a huge part of my climbing life for over thirty years.

His death was not unexpected- he wrote up all his outstanding new routes in time to get into the latest Argus!

No funeral is planned but we might have a climbers' memorial get-together in the Grampians later in the year.

James Mc
gfdonc
27-Jul-2018
2:26:42 AM
Hero, you beat me to it.
James, thanks for the phone call. As you know I've also spent quite some time with Wayne over the past few years and grieve his passing.
In his honour we went and repeated the following route today in lovely winter sunshine. It was written up without a star but absolutely deserves one:
*Epic Master 28m 17
Tackles the middle of the main orange wall by good, sustained climbing. Climb groove with chicken heads on the R side of the bulgy pedestal near the middle of the wall 2m R of Lost in the Bush. This leads to the foot of an orange ramp and weakness which heads diagonally up L to finish steeply straight up. Wayne Maher, Chris Baxter 8.6.92

Vale.

robbie
2-Aug-2018
6:14:47 PM
Very sad news. A memorial get together would be a fitting tribute to such lovely bloke.

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